African American Woman at Work in McCormick Works' Community Garden | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

African American Woman at Work in McCormick Works' Community Garden

African American Woman at Work in McCormick Works' Community Garden | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
African American woman tending to her plot in the McCormick Works' garden. The garden was one of several factory gardens created under International Harvester's "garden project." The gardens were intended to aid unemployed and underemployed workers from the company's factories. Employees with at least five years service were eligible for garden plots. The McCormick Works community gardens were located near 95th street and Crawford Avenue, and consisted of approximately 440 acres divided into 50 by 150 feet plots. The gardens were utilized by over 1,800 employees.
DESCRIPTION
African American woman tending to her plot in the McCormick Works' garden. The garden was one of several factory gardens created under International Harvester's "garden project." The gardens were intended to aid unemployed and underemployed workers from the company's factories. Employees with at least five years service were eligible for garden plots. The McCormick Works community gardens were located near 95th street and Crawford Avenue, and consisted of approximately 440 acres divided into 50 by 150 feet plots. The gardens were utilized by over 1,800 employees.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:11633
Creation Date: July 1932
Creator Name:International Harvester Company
City:Chicago
County:
State:Illinois
Collection Name:Agricultural Extension Department photograph albums, 1902-1935
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:MCC MSS 13Z, Album 22, Box 12, Folder 1
Original Dimensions:8.5 x 6.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Photograph taken for International Harvester's Agricultural Extension Department. Folder: Gardens

For more information see "It's Harvest Time for Chicago's New Army of City Farmers" in the Chicago Sunday Times, October 9, 1932.

See also Image IDs: 8584, 11635, 11637, 11638, 11645, 11647.

SUBJECTS
Agricultural implements
Fields (Agriculture)
Vegetables
Plants
Trees
Dresses
Gardens
Unemployment
Agricultural machinery industry
African Americans
Outdoor photography
Women

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